Vispoli: Delays Have Consequences
Andover, MA—Today Alex Vispoli, Republican candidate for the State Senate in the Second Essex and Middlesex district, urged incumbent Senator Barry Finegold to show leadership by getting conference committee members to expedite the passage of Chapter 90 funds.
“Beacon Hill constantly forgets that their delays have major consequences for the local communities,” said Vispoli who is an 8 year member of the Andover Board of Selectmen. “We are in the middle of construction season and these delays are very costly for local projects.”
Chapter 90 funding was agreed upon by both the House and Senate seven weeks ago, but it is now stalled in Conference Committee due to a debate over adding another $1.1 billion for other spending. Vispoli is calling on Finegold to urge the conference committee members to come to an agreement for the sake of his communities. “They should pass the chapter 90 funding portion now and debate the other funding later. Time is of the essence. The delays are shorting the municipal construction season and will cost cities and towns more. ” said Vispoli.
“It is time for leadership at the State House. We have all had enough of the political gamesmanship,” said Vispoli.
The conference committee’s failure to act is hurting Andover with road paving projects that include: Shawsheen Road (Rt 133), Wild Rose Drive, Arthur Road and Marylou Lane.
Vispoli also questioned why State Representative Paul Adams is not fighting for his communities. “I know that Paul doesn’t have any municipal experience. Maybe that’s why he isn’t fighting for his communities. He should be paying attention and publicly urging to get this legislation out of committee,” added Vispoli.
Vispoli was first elected to the Andover Board of Selectmen in 2004. On the board, he has led initiatives including: consolidation of Andover’s IT organization and infrastructure, creation of the Andover Economic Development Council, I93 proposed interchange project, opening the Old Town Hall on Saturday mornings, creation of Andover’s Design Review Board, reduction in Town owned vehicles, and annual citizens mid – year review for major project updates, regionalization opportunities with surrounding towns – including North Andover shared DPW resource.
Vispoli was also elected the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) Board of Directors and the Massachusetts Selectmen’s Association (MSA) Board of Directors in 2011. He is currently the District 2 Representative (Essex and Middlesex Counties) for the MSA. He is a member of the Governor’s Local Government Advisory Commission.
Professionally, Vispoli has been in the information technology business for 25 years. He currently holds the position of Vice President of Sales for a Boston-based technology company. Vispoli earn his Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Nazarene College. Most importantly, Vispoli is a devoted husband and father of 4 children.
Committee to Elect Alex Vispoli
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Tewksbury, MA 01876